The XFL is coming back. Earlier this year, the former football league announced that it would be re-launching in 2020.
The league will feature eights teams with 40-man rosters. They'll play a 10-game schedule.
WWE Chairman and CEO Vince McMahon is re-launching the league.
“We didn’t give ourselves enough time to put together [teams that could] actually play good football,” McMahon said. “This is 2020. We’ve got time to draft good players and be able to put really good football on the field. That’s the biggest thing that’s going to be a difference.”
The league reportedly has its new commissioner - it's a big name.
Oliver Luck, the former West Virginia athletic director and the father of Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck, will be running the league.
ESPN NFL insider Adam Schefter broke the news. Luck will be leaving the NCAA.
Luck is excited.
"The XFL will be a labor of love as I get to combine my experiences as a player and executive," Luck wrote in an email to ESPN. "I'm thrilled to have this unique opportunity to reimagine the game that has been a constant in my life for 40 years."
An official announcement on the news should be coming later today. Stay tuned.